Life As A WomanAs a little girl we think of our dreams, we think of being married one day, we play house with our friends, we ride our bikes, we create stories within our heads. We dream and we fantasize as to what life is going to be.
As a teenager we begin to find who we truly are. WE question our friendships, we question who we are. We dive into our interests. We start to date, we have our first kiss, we begin to notice the changes in our bodies, we get insecure, we cry, we get emotional, Not all of us have our first kiss, but we think about it.
As a young adult, we are thrown into the world, trying to figure out our first big decision of what we want to do with our lives, we find love, some get married, some get divorced, some gain hearts and some get broken hearts. We continue to dream, we enter the workforce for the very first time. WE know our bodies, and we learn to enjoy sex. We are each on a journey, and we are the ones behind the paths we take.
In our thirties, we are comfortable with who we are. We don't put up with people's **** nearly as much. We say what's on our minds, we no longer hold back. We are confident with our bodies, and we begin to notice the changes in them too. We put on weight, we have children, we're thrown into motherhood. For some of us, we never become mothers, for some of us, we lose a parent for the first time or may be even younger. Some of us find out that we can not conceive children, some of us find out we really don't want children. Some of us may find that what we wanted out of life was not what we wanted at all, and some of us are brave enough to start over. Some of us had a dream of being married, and then realized the dream was no longer his, or no longer yours together. Others hit a patch in their relationship, had some lows. Some may have been diagnosed with a disease for a very first time, others may have had a loved one grow ill and lose life. Some of us get that promotion we've been working towards while others of us realize the job we in is not the job for us, yet again.
In our 40's, we are living life. For some of us, we have a family, have a career, and have a house that we have finally made a home. For others, life did not necessarily end up this way. For some, we find the road we wanted to travel did not work out that way. For some, we have a little bit more edge to us. For others, we realize what life is. Some are luckier than others, some want that family life, or some lucked out with that great relationship. Some were lucky enough to have friendships that lasted throughout the years. For others, we are faced with life and the reality of what has become of it. But it does not stop us. We continue to keep the fight going. And we continue to work hard.
In our 50s we realize we're getting old. We look at our accomplishments and realize what an amazing woman we've become... We take trips, we explore the world, we enjoy life. We relax more, we are blessed For others, we are now the caregivers of our parents, taking care of them, as their health deteriortes before our eyes. It is hard to see the same person that gave us their everything like this, so wear, and so fragile. It is sad, it is hard work, but we do it because the love we have is unconditional. We continue to work hard in our jobs, and a new worry sets in that our job may not be nearly as secure as it once was. We're getting older, and we realized we can be replaced so easily with someone younger, someone that knows the latest technology where we aren't nearly as steadily learners right now. Some of us have our grandchildren to look at for the very first time, and we start to spoil our grandkids and help our children become parents, or for even some, become the parenting figure because our children weren't quite ready for this new role in their lives. Some of us find out we have cancer, or our loved one was.
There is so much we endure in life. The older we become, the wiser we do become of the life experience we have. But with every new experience comes tears of happiness or tears of sadness. Every new experience comes with struggles and successes. We may meet failure, but we pick ourselves back up and do it all over again. We learn, we grow, we endure. Being a woman is not easy. Each journey and path is so different for everyone. But I just truly hope you never lose your dreams.